Meet Our Team

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School in the Square hires incredibly talented, dedicated, and passionate staff members.

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Instructional Team

Ms. Yarimil Alba

6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Over the past five years I’ve taught both 11th grade and 8th grade Social Studies...

Mr. Ron Carter

8th Grade Reading Specialist

Ron Carter received a dual certification bachelor's degree from Keuka College in Ge...

Ms. Claire Daniels

7th Grade ELA Teacher

Claire has spent the last three years teaching ELA to 7th graders in the South Bronx. S...

Ms. Lea Danon

Reading Specialist

Lea has been working with young adolescents for the past seven years. She has been a Re...

Mr. Brett Davis

8th Grade Math Teacher

Brett loves math.  He loves thinking about math.  He loves talking about math...

Ms. Madeline Farnham

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Madeline Farnham is a middle school educator who began her career teaching reading inte...

Ms. Emily Francisco

Science Teacher

I am extremely excited to join the S2 team! I spent the last 5 years teaching middle sc...

Mr. Tyler Gonlag

8th Grade ELA Teacher

Tyler Gonlag has worked with adolescents in many different roles, both in academic inst...

Mr. Glen Green

Math Academic Intervention Specialist & Special Education Teacher

Glen Green has been a special education teacher and caseworker for elementary and middl...

Ms. Nikki Hertz

AIS Literacy Specialist

Ms. Hertz graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Educa...

Ms. Brianne Hunt

8th Grade Special Education Support Teacher

I have been working with adolescents for the last 8 years at both the middle school...

Mr. Nick Lanza

8th Grade Science Teacher

Nick has taught 8th grade science in Harlem for the past two years while finishing ...

Ms. Bianca Martino

7th Grade Math Teacher

When she was young, Bianca looked up to her aunt, a teacher, and loved spending time he...

Ms. Sara McElhinney

6th Grade Math Teacher

As the 6th grade Math teacher, Sara brings over 7 years of small group instruction expe...

Ms. Kimberly Mendez

6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Kimberly Mendez was raised in the Bronx, New York. She is an alumna of DePauw Universit...

Mr. Patrick Morrison

6th Grade Science Teacher

Patrick began as the 6th grade learning specialist at South Bronx Classical Charter Sch...

Ms. Prattasha Paul

7th Grade Math Teacher

Prattasha Paul has had a variety of experiences working with adolescents. Throughout he...

Ms. Lesley Pairol Perez

7th Grade English Teacher

Lesley Pairol Perez has been a middle school English teacher for the past 5 years. She ...

Ms. Maeve Pfeifer

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Maeve Pfeifer has experience teaching fifth through twelfth grade social studies and EL...

Ms. Nadelyn Pichardo

Special Education 6th Grade Math Teacher

My name is Nadelyn Pichardo and I was born in the Dominican Republic, I have ...

Ms. Sara Poleman

Art Teacher

Sara Poleman is a fifth-year Visual Arts educator with experience teaching al...

Mrs. Danielle Rockoff

Writing Specialist

Danielle is passionate about helping adolescents discover their interests and identitie...

Kara Scagliola

Special Education and ENL Teacher

I have worked with high school students in New York City for the past 5 years in both t...

Ms. Bri Schaar

7th Grade ELA Instructor

Bri spent three years teaching ELA to 8th, 9th, and 10th graders in the South Bron...

Ms. Sarah Scheinfeld

7th Grade Science Teacher

Sarah has taught middle school science in Queens and did her student teaching in Boston...

Mr. Bernard Skomal

Social Studies Teacher

Bernard Skomal began his teaching experience in high school, as a summer PE coach for o...

Ms. Sonja Whipp

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Sonja has been teaching middle school ELA for six years. She began teaching at mid...

Leadership Team

Ms. Carrie Amon

Principal

Carrie Amon joined School in the Square as its first principal in preparation for the 2...

Ms. Kezena Brown

Assistant Principal

  Kezena has held a wide variety of instructional and leadership positions ...

Ms. Cynthia Carrion

Director of Community Development

Since 2000, Cynthia has worked closely with youth and community-based organiz...

Mr. Kimani Davis

Dean of Student Culture

Kimani Davis began his career working with young people as a co-leader of the Big Broth...

Ms. Stephanie Feinberg

7th Grade Math Teacher and Director of Math Instruction

Stephanie is thrilled to join the School in the Square community this year as the 7th g...

Mrs. Monica Merchant

Founding Director of Operations

Monica has worked in public charter schools in New York City for over ten years. In 200...

Mr. Evan Meyers

Founding Executive Director

Evan Meyers became an educator after a 20-year career in finance. He was a founding fac...

Ms. Sindia Vasquez

6th Grade Special Education Teacher

As the 6th grade Special Education lead teacher, Sindia brings over 10 years of cl...

Ms. Chandra Williams

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Chandra has enjoyed her tenure working with students, families, and teachers over the l...

Non-Instructional Team

Ms. Laura Abreu

Social Worker

Ms. Jeanette DeLeon

Founding Operations Associate

Jeanette DeLeon was born and raised in the Bronx, where she attended public school and ...

Mr. Daniel Evelyn

Operations & Technology Manager

From his teen years, Daniel Evelyn uncovered and honed the desire to effect positive ch...

Mrs. Crystal Fernandez Lopez

Assistant to Principal

Over the past 7 years, Crystal has worked closely with students and families,...

Mr. Jean Martinez

Founding Coordinator of Sports Programs & Physical Education Teacher

Jean started workingwith New York City youth eight years ago. He began his career as a ...

Kia-Fiara Melendez is passionate regarding the safety and emotional well-being of child...

Ms. Vishrani Prag

Social Worker

Vishrani Prag is fiercely passionate about empowering, transforming and advocating for ...

Mr. Arnaldo Rodriguez

School Counselor

Arnaldo Rodriguez has had a professional interest in education since he was in elementa...

Ms. Genna Sarnak

Library Media Specialist

Genna Sarnak is passionate about literacy, sharing her love of reading, and empowering ...

Mr. Noel Torres

Facilities & Food Services Manager

Noel Torres joins our team as an experienced charter school Food Services and Facilitie...